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Experienced nurse interview

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by misscurls misscurls (Member) Member

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I currently work in med surg and I have an interview coming up for labor and delivery. This will be my first interview after landing my current job and I am not sure what employers are expecting from an "experienced nurse." What should go in the portfolio and am I expecting "new grad type" questions? If anyone has any insight or advice I appreciate it. I'm so nervous! 

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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First, there is no need to make a "portfolio". That is an outdated method. Copies of your resume will be fine.

You got the interview with them knowing your experience is in med-surg. They aren't expecting you to know a ton about L&D. What they WILL expect will be great time management skills, a solid foundational knowledge of common chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, CHF, obesity and the like, the ability to prioritize, multitask and recognize a change in condition and they will expect that you have a driving desire to be an L&D nurse.

They will expect you to have a lot of questions. You will want to ask about what kind of orientation and education you will be given as someone new to the specialty.

Good luck on your interview.

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